Jul 25, 2013 8:19 PM by April Hansen, KSBY

Victim and family speak out during Villalpando sentencing

It was an emotional day inside a Santa Maria court room.

A former St. Joseph High School student convicted of four counts of unlawful sex with a minor was sentenced.

19-year-old Shane Villalpando will serve one year in a county jail and five years of probation.

Last month, a jury found Villalpando guilty of three felonies involving a former 14-year-old classmate.

The jury was deadlocked on another count of raping an intoxicated person, so to avoid being re-tried Villalpando agreed to plead guilty to a fourth count of unlawful sex with a minor.

There were tearful impact statements from one of the victims and her parents.

Jane Doe 1 cried while describing what Villalpando did to her back in January of 2012.

She said she became suicidal and depressed.

She decided to come forward, along with Jane Doe 2, who also said she was raped by Villalpando, and today the families had the opportunity to speak directly to him.

"I am the father of Jane Doe 1 and I can tell you that the past 18 months have been so difficult that I literally can't find words to describe the desperation," said Jane Doe's father.

Jane Doe 1's father was in tears as he described his daughter telling him that Shane Villalpando raped her.

"I will never forget the hollow, one thousand yard stare that my daughter had in her eyes as she revealed that Mr. Villalpando raped her. My heart broke for her," said Jane Doe's Father.

He said after they went to police, the nightmares, panic attacks and tears began and for 18 months it hasn't stopped.

He said his daughter struggled to find hope and even took steps to end her life.

"I can say that there is no greater pain for a parent than to see the light of life burning out from your child's eyes," said Jane Doe's father.

Her mother said before Shane Villalpando, her daughter was a happy, healthy, athletic 14-year-old girl.

"He left her a frightened, untrusting young girl with low self-worth and extreme depression," said Jane Doe's mother.

With tears in her eyes, Jane Doe described how he broke her.

"Shane killed me for a long time. By this I mean, the spirit of me is completely gone," said Jane Doe. "Every single time I think of him I feel sick. I feel so sad and feel so angry I want this to be over every single night. I think why did this happen to me, why did he pick me?" said Jane Doe.

Jane Doe 2's mother also spoke in court today.

Jane Doe 2's testimony was used in this trial to convict Villalpando.

She said Villalpando and another St. Joseph High student sexually assaulted her.

Villalpando is required to register as a sex offender for the duration of his probation.

He must also pay restitution to the victims.

The restitution hearing is set for August 29th.

Former St. Joseph High School principal Joseph Myers and former dean of students John Walker were convicted last year of misdemeanors for failing to pass on to police information they received that the victim had been raped by a classmate.

They were fined and had to pay restitution to the victim.



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